My art mirrors my life growing up on a cattle ranch in the mountains of Colorado. I was drawn to horses, cattle, and wildlife from a very early age. While other girls wanted to be ballerinas, I wanted to be a cowgirl. I succeeded. I love the sometime stark and wild beauty of the ranches and our state and federal parks. The rugged beauty, textures and colors found in the wild western United States, and animals found there, influence my art. My goal is for you to be able to see the soul of the animal through their eyes.
My major mediums are oil, charcoal, and pyrography. Pyrography can be thought of as burning with fire. I use a hot pen to make every mark on the paper. Sometimes a hint of color is added but the rest are burned sepia marks making up a painting. I am also a leather artist. My theme is mostly in the west—domestic animals, wildlife, and landscapes. I sell originals and some prints.